Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day, 2017

That Fateful Fourth, by Roger Robicheau

Repost of Jul 4th 2009

Our will was strong, our want was great
Let freedom reign, what better fate
We journeyed long from Plymouth Rock
The time was clear to end all talk

That fateful fourth our courage showed
Americans - and how we glowed

We won the right to be self known
Our Independence, clearly shown
The test of time has stood us tall
Through bravest hearts, some forced to fall

We’ll always cherish those we’ve lost,
Their gift to us, their total cost
Today we face another foe
And stand together, all do know



Ginny Hartzler said...

I love this last quote! And my favorites are the last, and the first! Did you make that, or copy it? I like the stars with the fireworks shooting out. Will you be hearing any fireworks tonight, and what will Jake do?

Ann said...

LOVE this. That quote is awesome and there are so many people who need to learn that. Happy 4th. Enjoy your hot dog :)

eileeninmd said...

Great post Sandra! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy 4th of July! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Mildred said...

A beautiful post, Sandra. Blessings to you today.

Karen said...

Wonderful post, Sandra. Have a blessed Independence Day!

Madi and Mom said...

Dear MS
Mom and I are giving this post a lovingly standing ovation...
thank you and hugs to you, Bob and that handsome Jake
Madi and Mom

Jo said...

Love the last quote! Happy Independence Day, Sandra, Bob and Jake

Sandi said...


Happy 4th, Sandra!

Mevely317 said...

So glad you reposted this! That last line ... Amen! (Aren't we so very blessed?)

Hope tomorrow brings GREAT news from Bob's doctor!

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

A perfect Independence Day post!!
Happy Independence Day!!
Arty & Jakey

Rose said...

This is a great poem! Happy Independence Day!

Betty Manousos said...

happy Fourth! xo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful....Happy 4th of July to you and Bob!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra!:) Lovely post! Best wishes to you and your family, for a happy forth of July.:)

Chatty Crone said...

Amen! Happy 4th of July! Sandie

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful post Sandra, Happy 4th of July :)

Inger said...

I'm a little late commenting and wishing you and Bob and Jake a Happy 4th! I hope you had a great day.. I love that last sentence, amen to that. We are OK, but I am soooo tired!

photowannabe said...

Amen Sandra!